Grace Surpasses Film Crew!

Nadus Films

Hey Ya’ll our Film Crew for the new Nadus Films production Grace Surpasses is heading to Southern Sudan in just a few DAYS!!! We are so excited about this new work. We wanted to show our fine readers the film crew, who they are, what they’ll each be up to, and let you know a little more about this team heading to Sudan this week. So without ado, read ahead and get to know the Grace Surpasses 2010 Film Crew!

Bryan Miller

Q.1: Is this your first trip to Sudan?

“Yes it is!”

Q.2: How Did you first hear of Nadus Films?

“During pre-production on the New Sudan. I was already friends with William Wallace and knew Coury Deeb a little. William would tell me about this Documentary they were going to shoot in Sudan, I remember being very excited for them and couldn’t wait to see it!”

Q.3: What will you be doing on this trip to Sudan?

“Oh, where do I start? Like everyone on the team I will be wearing many hats. Art Director, Gaffer, Props and whatever else I need to do to help Coury make this film exactly as he wants it to be.”

Coury Deeb

Q.1: First trip to Sudan?

“Nope, in fact, I just returned a few weeks back from a September trip to Sudan in preparation for this trip! I’ve now been to Sudan many times.”

Q.2: How Did you first hear of Nadus Films?

“I’m the director of Nadus Films, it was started out of a trip I first took in 2005.”

Q.3: What will you be doing on this trip to Sudan?

“I will be directing the film Grace Surpasses. The film crew and I will have only two weeks in Southern Sudan to film the project from beginning to end. We will be employing nearly 120 indigenous Sudanese for the film, many of which will be young children. I have a bag full of suckers to help encourage our young actors. I am very excited to work with the Sudanese on Nadus Films’ second feature length project. I’m looking forward to working with them to create this ground-breaking project.”

David LaChance

Q.1: Is this your first trip to Sudan?

“Yes!”

Q.2: How Did you first hear of Nadus Films?

“I heard of NADUS through members of Sojourn Community Church in Louisville. I majored in Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music and heard through some mutual friends that NADUS was in the process of looking for a composer for their next film project.”

Q.3: What will you be doing on this trip to Sudan?

“I will be recording audio for specific parts of the film; from ambient sound effects to full Sudanese choirs that will be used in the final musical score. We want to do as much recording on location as possible so as to create an authentic, organic, indigenous aural representation of Sudan.”

Timothy B. Harris

Q.1: Is this your first trip to Sudan?

“This is my first time to Sudan.”

Q.2: How Did you first hear of Nadus Films?

“I heard about Nadus Films through my brother, as well as through the church I was attending. I emailed Coury a couple of years ago and asked if I could help out in anyway and learn some things from him and I have been helping out ever since in really small ways when able.”

Q.3: What will you be doing on this trip to Sudan?

“I will be the Production Assistant on this next upcoming trip. I have never really been a PA before so I am not sure of all of my responsibilities just yet. I do know that I will be assisting Coury and the rest of the crew to help get whatever they need to get done, done, as well as taking pictures and updating a blog for the trip.”

WIlliam H. Wallace II

Q.1: Is this your first trip to Sudan?

“Nope, this is my third trip. We spent 1 month there in 2007 for principal photography of The New Sudan and we returned there for two weeks in 2008 for pick-up shots and a couple of “big” interviews. This trip will be 3 weeks long.”

Q.2: How Did you first hear of Nadus Films?

“Having known Coury (Deeb) for a couple of years through church, I was aware of Nadus almost since it’s inception in 2005. In 2006 Coury approached me to help edit a project that he shot on his first trip to Sudan. I was committed to several other projects at the time but recommended that my wife Lindsy could help with this. After a couple of months of her editing with Coury she was hooked on the cause. Very soon I was compelled to get involved by my wife’s compassion for the Sudanese people. It was around this time that Coury had began conceptualizing the reality of producing The New Sudan and I was involved with that project from birth to premiere.”

Q.3: What will you be doing on this trip to Sudan?

“I will be the Director of Photography, which means I will be responsible for the overall look of Grace Surpasses by controlling how the images are captured into the camera. I’ll be the primary camera-operater, lighting director and I will be in charge of all the “technical aspects” of the project.”